Breathtaking images of Saturn revealing the planet's signature rings were collected over a two month period. These pictures were taken from unique angles allowing for above and below revelations of the planet's true majesty.
Implications - These stunning photos were taken by the international Cassini spacecraft, which was launched back in 1997. As the Cassini spacecraft orbited the planet in a highly inclined orbit, the view it had of the planet was unlike any we have ever seen. It took about $3.3 billing to fund the Cassini mission, a joint effort by NASA and both the European and Italian space agencies. The spacecraft is being manages by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
NASA Releases Dazzling New Photographs of Saturn
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NASA Releases Dazzling New Photographs Of Saturn
- By: TrendopolyMar 3, 2007 Updated: Apr 21 2011